San Diego Yacht Brokers

San Diego Bay, also known as “The Big Bay” is a natural harbor and deepwater port located in San Diego County. It is considered to be one of the best natural harbors on the west coast. It spans 12 miles of coast and goes from 1 to 3 miles wide. Numerous resorts, hotels, and the San Diego Convention Center are adjacent to the Bay as well as several parks and nature preserves. In the northern part of the bay there are two commercial “islands” called Harbor Island and Shelter Island. They were built up from former sand bars and now hold hotels, restaurants, marinas, and public parkland. Sightseeing boats depart from the downtown area where as commercial sport fishing and whale watching tours depart from Shelter Island. Check out Seaport Village, a great area with 14 acres of waterfront shopping and dining. You can spend hours exploring it all. After walking Seaport Village don’t forget about the USS Midway Museum. What’s cooler than seeing an aircraft carrier, how about stepping onto the aircraft carrier and roaming its corridors. Located just south of the Coronado-Broadway Pier, the USS Midway offers a history lesson even kids will like. Visitors can explore the carrier’s major areas, including the sleeping quarters, engine room, galley, jail and flight control. Every year on the Fourth of July a fireworks display called the Big Bay Boom is held over the waters of the Bay. Fireworks are launched simultaneously from four barges in the Bay as well as from a pier in Imperial Beach. It is one of the largest annual fireworks displays in the United States and is viewed by half a million people each year. With so much to do, its no wonder people spend hours exploring the San Diego Bay. It is a place you must experience for yourself.

Associate Broker

Seacoast – Heritage Yacht Sales
955 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego CA 92101
619.209.7360 office  •  619.864.1007 fax

Seacoast - Heritage Yacht Sales


Seacoast – Heritage Yacht Sales
955 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego,

Phone: 619.209.7360


Associate Broker

Paul Appleton

I was introduced to the Southern California Maritimes through sports fishing from the time I was five. No surprise, the Southern California Coastal atmosphere and harbors inspired my dream of owning a boat someday.

Intrigued by studies in air and sea navigation, I joined the US Coast Guard to become a navigator and Search and Rescue specialist. I learned my craft in piloting and precision navigation while aboard my first ship, USCG Cutter Spar, an ice breaking buoy tender, operating off the coasts of New England and Canada. Afterwards, I enjoyed sea time in Alaska, Hawaii and I served aboard the Patrol Boat, Cutter Point Divide in Newport Beach, CA. During my sea and shore duty, I learned about yachts and the pleasure craft industry from the perspective of a Seaman, Search and Rescue Controller, and Law Enforcement Mission Coordinator. I also enjoyed coastal sailing during my leisure time, making many crossings to Catalina Island and the Channel Islands.

I love working with people who are looking to sell and buy yachts. I strive to affect smooth, timely transitions with a persistent, hands on approach. Listening carefully, I build confidence and trust by addressing questions or concerns as they are presented. Years of experience at sea and knowledge of pleasure craft equips me to introduce or inspire yacht owners in hopes they too will enjoy many happy and safe days on the water.

Seacoast Yachts is an outstanding full-service yacht brokerage and I am proud to be serving buyers and sellers from our San Diego office.